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Naz & Maalik

Monday, March 16
11:00AM - 12:25PM

Violet Crown Cinema
434 West 2nd St


Two closeted Muslim teens have their Friday afternoon ruined by FBI surveillance when their small-time scheming sets an agent on their trail. Set over the course of a single day in Bed-Stuy, Naz & Maalik examines the mysterious forces that animate teenage minds, ten years into the War on Terror.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 85min

Director: Jay Dockendorf

Executive Producer: Jay Dockendorf, Margaret Katcher

Producer: Margaret Katcher, Jacob Albert, Lacey Dorn

Screenwriter: Jay Dockendorf

Cinematographer: Jake Magee

Editor: Andy Hafitz

Production Designer: Dylan Metzger

Sound Designer: Mark Corbin

Music: Adam Gunther

Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Heeseung Kim, Casting Director: Holly Buczek, CSA

Principal Cast: Curtiss Cook, Jr., Kerwin Johnson, Jr., Annie Grier, Anderson Footman, Bradley Custer, Ashleigh Awusie


Jay Dockendorf (director) is a New York-based filmmaker and composer. Naz & Maalik is his first narrative feature. His short documentary Vigilante Copy Editor (2013) was a featured Op-Doc of The New York Times. He co-composed the music for Naz & Maalik with Adam Gunther.

Sales Agent: Nick Ogiony, CAA

Public Film Contact
Margaret Katcher
Pecking Wilds, LLC

Publicity Contact
Rene Ridigner



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